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Employment Legal Director

£70000 - £95000 per annum

Managing this Role


Joey Medway

Headhunter - North West & Yorkshire
0203 865 2113

After a ground-breaking fiscal year, this Top 50 Firm are looking for an Employment Legal Director to inspire their award-winning department and maximise their recent successes.

The Firm:

Homing offices across all major UK cities, this firm has become a real national powerhouse in the legal industry, reinforced by their £100m turnover. And if their financial success isn't enough, then their recognition in 'Times 100 Best Companies to Work For' illustrates the consistent class that oozes throughout every office.

Employing over 800 members of staff, this firm offers unbeatable investment in talented people, and this is reflected in the quality of work they provide. Their diverse client base ranges from influential figures in the retail sector to financial heavyweights such as Lloyds Bank and Experian, which makes for a stimulating and rewarding work lifestyle.

But their investment doesn't stop there. Recent increases in expenditure towards legal tech confirms their commitment to perfecting practical legal solutions that benefit clients' business and personal objectives. Additionally, their surge in partnership recruits reinforces their trust in employee abilities alongside the ethos they possess that good performance deserves recognition, which is absolutely why this firm boasts an unrivalled employee retention rate.

What truly sets the Employment team in Leeds apart from the rest is their culture. You may anticipate a firm of this calibre to house a monotonous, stressful atmosphere, but that couldn't be further from reality. You will find an active and collaborative Employment community, which really makes for a refreshing and motivating environment. Here you will constantly find yourself buzzing about the ongoing work and referrals that come in abundance and with the high-level investment that the firm offers. The firm is full of winners and welcomes you to come and share the success.

The Role:

This is a stand-out opportunity for a Legal Director to join the firm's dynamic employment office in Leeds, with a hybrid working model in place.

Despite their size, this firm isn't looking for a cog in a wheel; you will be an authoritative and approachable individual with an exceptional understanding of all aspects of employment law.

You will have a diverse caseload covering the full spectrum of employment matters from restructuring and restrictive covenants to TUPE transfers and discrimination.

You will be given the autonomy and investment to service work as you see fit, enabling you to create and improve your own brand.

Alongside fee earning, you will provide strategic leadership to other employment solicitors at all stages of their career, offering support and development to further their knowledge and abilities.

You will work closely with the other Directors and Partners within the Employment department to drive the business forwards. You will work as part of a commercially successful leadership team.

There will be strong prospects towards partnership from day one, with support and investment from other Partners to develop your skills and brand to the highest calibre.


  • You will be an experienced Employment Solicitor with a minimum of 7 years PQE
  • You will have a strong technical knowledge and first-class communication skills
  • You will have good experience of dealing with large settlements
  • You will have strong business development capabilities
  • You will possess an ambition to further grow a successful team and put your own mark on the department


  • Competitive salary above the market rate
  • Lucrative benefits package

This is a standout opportunity for a Legal Director to join the team's vibrant employment team in Leeds.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to give me a direct call for a confidential conversation.